If you don’t particularly like art, you’ll like the Summer Exhibition at the RA.

Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy

If you don’t particularly like galleries, you’ll like the Summer Exhibition at the RA.

If, like me, you aren’t even that keen on modern art, you’ll like the Summer Exhibition at the RA.

This year, the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy in Piccadilly is something else. It doesn’t let us down on colour, vibrance and inspiration.

From huge Pink Lion sculptures to tiny portrait etchings, there is something for everyone. There are even three large drawings by Quentin Blake, which are very special to see.

Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy

If nothing else, you can have fun guessing how much each of the items cost, as everything at the Summer Exhibition is for sale! You can buy Tracey Emin drawings, if indeed you like that sort of thing…

I can’t write a London Life blog post on this subject without mentioning the last room of the Summer Exhibition 2013. This room is plastered with Grayson Perry’s latest installation – six huge tapestries illustrating life in England. His research and work towards this art work was documented on the BBC. I’m not a huge fan of Perry’s work, but I have to say that the effort he put into these tapestries is astonishing, and refreshing that there are still artists out there who are still┬áso hands-on.

Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy



You’re not meant to take pictures inside the gallery (shhhh!) but here are some I managed to capture.

The Summer Exhibition runs until 18th August, and I’d recommend you visit!